Why Amazon didn’t make the cut in China

Source: TechInAsia When Amazon announced recently that it was giving up the ecommerce business in China, it wasn’t because of Chinese protectionism. Retail, after all, is almost the only sector where Beijing doesn’t favor the locals. LVMH, Prada, Gucci, Zara, H&M, and Uniqlo all prosper. It’s a rare, relatively level playing field for foreign companies, a sector … Read more

Amazon to shut down China website in July

Source: UPI Amazon will shut down its China website on July 18. File Photo by Stephen Shaver/UPI | License Photo April 18 (UPI) — Amazon said Thursday it’s pulling out of the lucrative and crowded e-commerce market in China. The company told third-party sellers Amazon will stop operating its Chinese site Amazon.cn on July 18, ending … Read more

AWS, Microsoft and Google push on with hybrid cloud strategies

Source: SearchCloudComputing As enterprises’ appetite for hybrid cloud grows, the rivalry between AWS, Microsoft, and Google will increasingly revolve around on-premises environments. Initially, public cloud growth stemmed largely from the demand of startups, particularly content and social media companies. But now, enterprise demand has spurred the creation of hybrid cloud technologies based on cloud-native services … Read more